Conrad M. Speece letter
Scope and Contents
This collection contains a letter from Professor Conrad M. Speece to Polly Hanna, daughter of prominent Lexington citizen Matthew Hanna, dated 1791 and a transcription of an article in the Rockbridge County News in which the letter was printed. The letter addresses gender roles of the 1700s, specifically the perceived innate characteristics of women and their ability and desire to learn.
- Speece, Conrad (Correspondent, Person)
- Hanna, Polly (Correspondent, Person)
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Language of Materials
This leter was previously owned by Col. & Mrs. Stanton Blaine. Polly Hanna was the great great grandmother of Col. Blaine.
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